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Pitch: Poems

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2012 Poetry Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winner
"[Todd Boss] can make any rhyme feel like a concealed weapon." —Sherman Alexie
With poems about loss, home, marriage, and the inner music of our lives, Pitch is a series of variations on an overturned piano. By turns bright and dark like the keys on a keyboard, these poems demonstrate the range of one of contemporary ...

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Overview

2012 Poetry Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winner
"[Todd Boss] can make any rhyme feel like a concealed weapon." —Sherman Alexie
With poems about loss, home, marriage, and the inner music of our lives, Pitch is a series of variations on an overturned piano. By turns bright and dark like the keys on a keyboard, these poems demonstrate the range of one of contemporary poetry’s most musical poets, a master of internal rhyme.
from “Overtures on an Overturned Piano”
. . . our hi-beams played across the gleaming bed of snowdrifted bramble where it lay,
moaning chaotically . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Boss’ poems generate their own rambunctious music and remind us ‘yes, / miracles happen.’”
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The poems ring clearly; ‘pitch,’ they recall, is a way to fall as well as a way to sing.”
Christian Science Monitor
“Boss flawlessly employs subtle music.”
Washington Independent Review
“This is poetic form within and without that makes a true energy.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393345520
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 561,180
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Boss

Todd Boss, director of external affairs at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His book Yellowrocket won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award for Poetry.

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